Even after recovery, not everything has to be over. A corona infection can have serious long-term consequences.
- The Long-term consequences one Corona*-Infection can have a lasting impact on the lives of those who are ill.
- Even after recovery, many sufferers complain about it fatigue and Memory problems.
- A new study has now found that some sufferers even months after Corona infection are unable to work.
Kassel – The Corona pandemic pushes hospitals to their limits. Lots Patient need ventilation and need to be on the Intensive care unit be treated.
But even in non-life-threatening cases, the course of the disease can be very unpleasant: fever, severe cough and shortness of breath are the most common complaints. And even if this Symptoms are cured and sick people are considered to be recovered Long-term consequences occur.
Definition of recovery – according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
According to the definition of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) applies a Corona patient after a Covid-19 disease as recovery if no following symptoms are present for 48 hours:
– shortness of breath
– To cough
For one, can Symptoms even weeks or even months after one recovery recur – even if the original Corona infection was symptom-free. These can even be too potential fatal heart damage * to lead.
Long-Covid: The long-term consequences of a corona infection
In addition to the recurring Symptoms Additional complaints can also occur under the term “Long Covid” are known. The following Symptoms belong to:
- Long-term symptoms of fatigue
- Memory disorders
- Memory problems
- Word finding disorders
- Sudden vomiting
- Severe dizziness
These Long-term consequences at Covid-19 should occur differently depending on the age group. One study assumes that between 18 and 49 year olds have a ten percent chance of suffering from additional symptoms.
For people over 70 years of age, this already affects 22 percent of the Corona patients. Researchers have now succeeded in finding the Corona long-term consequences predict in 69 percent of patients. All they needed was information on age, gender and previous symptoms.
Long-term consequences of corona infection: study examines effects
Another study has looked at the effects of Long-Covid busy on the working life of the sick. The researchers here came to the conclusion that the Long-term consequences Patient for a few more months.
Good overview of long-term effects of Covid. With 20-30,000 new infections per day, tens of thousands of people will suffer long-term damage in the next few weeks, including many younger ones. We’re still dealing with that #longcovid the first wave. Rehabilitation clinics are lacking https://t.co/nu8rQ7hVlo
– Karl Lauterbach (@Karl_Lauterbach) December 11, 2020
In the survey, the researchers from the USA and Great Britain found 205 different symptoms, 66 of which are said to have been detectable more than half a year later. Almost half of the respondents stated that they did not manage the same workload as before Corona infection.
Most of those affected complain of severe fatigue, exhaustion after physical exertion and Poor concentration. These symptoms often make it impossible to return to previous levels. However, the research is over Covid-19 still young. A clear picture of the Long-term consequences of corona be drawn. (Sebastian Richter) * hna.de is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.
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